Educational School Visits
We cater for pupils from Grade 1 to Grade 12, and offer a structured programme which lasts five hours, from 10h00 to 15h00, Tuesdays to Fridays. Groups from 30 to 200 can be accommodated and we cater for both 4 term and 3 term schools. At least two teachers per 50 pupils should accompany the tour.
Entrance fee is R100 per pupil including lunch with accompanying teachers (one per 20 pupils) free. Snack packs can be supplied additionally on request. On arrival at the Tourism Centre (Point A), depending on the size of the tour party, pupils can be split into groups. Large school tours (over 50 pupils) will then be allocated different starting points (see accompanying map) in order to provide opportunities for each pupil to enjoy every unique tour stopover. Each stopover/activity will last approximately 45 minutes.
The pupils are welcomed with a complimentary drink at the amphitheatre for a briefing and introduction to the bio park. The tour party is then split into groups based on class/age and each group then starts the tour at a different point in the bio park.
The Wildlife Park
A drive through the park will give the group excellent viewing opportunities to see a number of predators, including big cats, being fed. They will also learn more about these magnificent creatures; their different habitats, prey and feeding habits.
The Bio Park
A guided nature walk through the bush will provide information on differing life - sustaining habitats for various animal and bird species. The critical role of water and the conservation of this vital resource will be highlighted.
A lunch break gives pupils a chance to enjoy the pre-arranged lunches (or packed lunches), and they will have a chance to shop in the centre and play with the farm animals.
Pupils return to their school having enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime experience. They will have gained valuable first-hand knowledge of a wide variety of flora and fauna, both indigenous and exotic, and will have learnt much about the conservation of our natural resources.